Intern Blog

My name is Colton Trecker, and I’m an Outdoor Gardener and Exhibits Intern at Reiman Gardens. I have worked at the Gardens for about 18 months now, and I wanted to share a little bit about what it is like to work outdoors at Reiman Gardens. One of the first […]

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Hey everyone, this is Logan and today I will be explaining my Leadership Project to you! I have two big interests in life: writing and teaching, so as a way to fulfill both of those interests and also complete my leadership project I decided to design and then eventually teach […]

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My leadership project this summer is creating a sunflower display in the Gift Shop as the Retail Management Intern. The first step in this project was brainstorming types of merchandise that I thought would both be popular and fit in with the mission of Reiman Gardens and the Gift Shop. […]

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Hi! My name is Abigail Enos, and I am a sophomore at ISU in horticulture. I am one of the Glasshouse Display & Greenhouse Production, which means I work in the greenhouse and Hughes Conservatory. I chose to intern at Reiman Gardens because I thought it would be a cool […]

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Hi! My name is Emmalynn Rossmiller, and I have worked at Reiman Gardens as an Entomology Assistant for almost a year and a half. In my time here I have worked with 127 species of butterflies and moths and an additional 48 species of other arthropods. Although our flight house […]

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Hello! My name is Coletta Ward, and I am the Retail Intern here at Reiman Gardens. I just finished my freshman year at Iowa State University. I am majoring in Apparel Merchandising and Design, with a minor in Business. In my internship with Reiman Gardens I work on buying and […]

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Hi! My name is Mary Klingelhoefer, and I am one of Reiman Gardens Landscape and Garden Maintenance Interns for this summer! I am a junior in global resource systems and environmental studies with a minor in geology. This summer I’m hoping to improve my horticulture skills and learn about the […]

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My name is Colton Trecker, and I am an Exhibits Intern at Reiman Gardens. My major is Industrial Design with a focus on user experience. So far though, during my first few weeks here I have been working on a light show exhibit for the Winter Wonderscape holiday light show. […]

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Hello! My name is Caitlynn Slaymaker, and I am the Events Intern here at Reiman Gardens! I am a senior majoring in event management with a minor in apparel merchandising here at Iowa State! In my internship with Reiman Gardens, I work with private and public events such as weddings, […]

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There is an old Chewa proverb in my country that inspires me every day: “Tikufuna kupatsira ana athu zinthu ziwiri. Choyamba ndi mizu, inayo ndi mapiko.” Translated, it means, “We desire to give two things to our children. The first one is roots, the other is wings.” My name is Dillan Patel, […]

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